Hugh Bayley – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Hugh Bayley on 2014-06-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much core grant was provided to fund Victim Support services in the (a) Crown Court Witness Service and (b) Magistrates’ Court Witness Service in North Yorkshire in each year since 2004-05.

Damian Green

The Ministry of Justice provides a core grant of £38m to Victim Support of which £12m is used to fund the provision of emotional and practical support for witnesses at criminal courts who wish to receive this service.

The Ministry of Justice does not routinely collect data on how this funding is distributed by Victim Support.